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Staff at our funded institutions have developed good practices, policies and processes for managing the CFI funding they receive. Read some of them here and write to us to share your own.

Keep in mind we are providing these as a helpful resource. They are not requirements since a practice that works well in one institution may not be appropriate for another. Find the ones that work for your institution.

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Risk-based management approach
Institutions are encouraged to consider a risk-based approach when developing and managing their portfolio of CFI-funded projects. Using a risk-based…
Important considerations for institutions with decentralized model
To properly manage CFI-funded projects, an institution must have adequate structures and functions in place as well as sufficient and appropriate…
Managing CFI-funded infrastructure through core facilities
Over the past few years, as research efforts move increasingly towards multidisciplinary teams and approaches, a rapidly growing number of…
Training and information sessions for individuals involved in the administration of CFI awards
Formal training and information sessions for individuals involved with CFI awards is a critical component for ensuring CFI guidelines and…
Clear definition of roles and responsibilities, and collaboration from key stakeholders at all stages of a CFI project
At institutions, management and oversight functions may be held by several individuals across various units. For example, project leaders and their…